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Miles Lifts Softball to Sweep Over Colorado State

Hayley Miles drove in five runs in SDSU's two wins on Saturday.
Hayley Miles drove in five runs in SDSU's two wins on Saturday.

April 14, 2012

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SAN DIEGO - Sophomore Hayley Miles (Antelope, Calif.) went a combined 4-for-7 with a homer and five RBIs to lift the San Diego State softball team to a doubleheader sweep over Colorado State Saturday at SDSU Softball Stadium. The Aztecs (20-19, 2-0 MW) won the opener, 4-3, over the Rams (19-20, 0-2 MW) and took the nightcap, 6-5.

Miles had a three-run home run, a triple, a walk and two runs for SDSU, which banged out 20 hits over the two games. She has now reached base safely in 26 consecutive games and has a hit in each of her last eight contests.

Redshirt sophomore Patrice Jackson (Kansas City, Mo.) was 4-for-6 with three doubles and freshman Kayla Jordan (San Diego/Bonita Vista HS) went 3-for-5 with two runs and two walks. Senior Ashley Rose (Antioch, Calif.) (2-for-6) and junior Kristin May (Corona, Calif.) (1-for-4) added two RBIs apiece.

In the circle, senior Bailey Micetich (Woodland, Calif.) and redshirt junior Rebecca Arbino (Clovis, Calif.) each earned a win and a save over a combined 13 1/3 innings. Junior Kamerin May (Corona, Calif.) pitched the other 2/3 innings without allowing a run.

In the opener, San Diego State jumped out to a 4-0 lead after four innings before CSU rallied with three scores in the top of the seventh to close the gap. Arbino (9-8), however, got Alyssa Greckel to ground out to junior second baseman Tiffany Corder (San Clemente, Calif./UC Santa Barbara) to give the Aztecs the MW opening win.

Jackson was 3-for-3 with three doubles, while Miles was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, a triple and a walk and senior Felicia Reifschneider (San Diego/Morse HS) finished 2-for-2 with a run scored.

Micetich (9-6) got the win after allowing three runs (two earned) on nine hits and a walk over 6 1/3 innings. She struck out six. Arbino gave up one hit in 2/3 innings to pick up her fourth save of the season.

In the nightcap, Miles capped a four-run fifth inning with a three-run homer to help SDSU to the 6-5 win. Miles was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs, while Jordan (run, walk) and Rose (double, RBI) each were 2-for-3.

Arbino picked up the win after surrendering five runs on 11 hits and a walk, while striking out four. May bridged the gap by allowing two hits and a walk over 2/3 innings. Micetich then tossed a perfect inning with one strikeout to get her first save of the year.

San Diego State will wrap up its three-game series with Colorado State at 1 p.m. PT Sunday.

Game 1: San Diego State 4, Colorado State 3
Colorado State 000 000 3 -- 3 10 2
San Diego State 001 300 x -- 4 10 2
McCarthy and Pohl; Micetich, Arbino (7) and Kr. May
W - Micetich, 9-6; L - McCarthy, 12-6; SV - Arbino, 4

Game 2: San Diego State 6, Colorado State 5
Colorado State (19-20, 0-2 MW) 301 001 0 -- 5 13 2
San Diego State (20-19, 2-0 MW) 101 040 x -- 6 10 1
Randle, Eubanks (3) and Pohl; Arbino, Ka. May (6), Micetich (7) and Kr. May
W - Arbino, 9-8; L - Eubanks, 1-7; SV - Micetich, 1
HR: San Diego State, Miles (9)